EVENTS

Enjoy our history and traditions

The Costa Daurada offers you one of the best holiday destinations on the whole Mediterranean. Thousands of years of history have bequeathed it a rich heritage of festivals and traditions, most of which take place in the summer. You’re invited to join in and enjoy these celebrations and learn about our history at the same time.


Our traditions

The long history of the Costa Daurada has bequeathed us a multitude of gastronomic and festive traditions.

CALÇOTADES

The traditional dish

A traditional dish of this area consisting of a variety of spring onions grilled directly over hot coals and dipped in a delicious special sauce. The “calçotada” is complemented with grilled meat and sausages

From January to March

HOLY WEEK

A deeply-rooted legacy

Holy Week is a very important, deeply-rooted tradition for the people of the Costa Daurada. The floats of the religious brotherhoods in Tarragona are a particularly impressive sight.

From January to March

ST GEORGE’S DAY

Cultural tradition

A traditional Catalan festival in which people exchange gifts of books and roses and all the towns and cities organise cultural events.

23 April

ST JOHN’S DAY

Summer festivals

On the night of 23 June, St John’s Eve (Sant Joan), the arrival of summer is celebrated with the lighting of bonfires. Music and dancing fill the night in the towns and villages of the Costa Daurada.

24 June

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

Seafaring tradition

Fishermen and seafarers pay homage to the patron saint of many of the towns on the Mediterranean coast by organising processions and making floral offerings to the image of Our Lady.

15 - 18 July

Our festivals

The festivals and events you can see will make your stay more exciting and memorable.

FIREWORKS IN TARRAGONA

A spectacle of light and colour

In summer Tarragona hosts the International Fireworks Competition, a pyrotechnic festival in which professionals from all over the world compete to offer the best spectacle of light and colour

1 - 4 July

TARRACO VIVA

The history of Rome

Each spring the city of Tarragona organises "Tarraco Viva", a festival with a multitude of events recalling the Roman history of Tarragona.

24 July - 5 September

TOWN FESTIVALS

The magic of our towns

The majority of towns and villages on the Costa Daurada celebrate their local festivals during summer.

June - August


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